R | | Action, Thriller
Convicted felon Nikita, instead of going to jail, is given a new identity and trained, stylishly, as a top secret spy/assassin.
The first scene Nikita appears in was the first scene Anne Parillaud shot. Despite having only one line Luc Besson had Parillaud deliver nearly a hundred takes. Parillaud later found out that he used the second take in the movie.
There are two things that are infinite: femininity and means to take advantage of it.
French cops have a reputation for shooting first and asking questions later, but the first scene (the drug store robbery) is implausible anywhere in the world. When the officers in the patrol car realize that the burglars have weapons, they would secure the perimeter and call for reinforcements - not barge in guns blazing.
French, Italian, English